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[inaudible] there is no way in hell i could relate the information in two minutes or three minutes. on wednesday next week, and having a meeting. we are having an important meeting with a special guest, fred black will. to explain to us the past, the present, and the uncertain future of the redevelopment agency as it relates to the african-americans here in san francisco. because -- ♪ blacks are leaving this town what's going on? blacks are leaving this town ♪ and you know what? it is not just in this town. it is all over the united states. ♪ blacks are leaving this town where is governor willie brown i'm going to have to talk to governor jerry brown ♪
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we are going to have to have you come to the community center next wednesday. after that, we are going to have a black debate and talk about a lot of things that impact the african-american community. it seems as if this whole city is in a chance for a coma. in particular, my black leaders. with all of this information even from the u.s., today's news, saying how blacks are leaving these towns, but it all started in sentences go back in 1948. with jesse herman in a smoke- filled room came up with the urban renewal. that is how they do it all over the united states. it is very significant. anyone that thinks it is not significant -- they are insignificant. right now, i cannot understand. ♪ blacks are leaving town nobody around here seems like they care.
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but that is okay. ace is on the case -- [bell rings] supervisor chiu: thank you. next singer please. >> thank you. this might take a couple of weeks. i have a lot of graphics. ♪ what a city might bridges all were crossed with a winning way to go yes my mom lovely city meter maid bags for all you ever did and i sure miss you every day yester-me supervisor chu
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remember the 49er ties of your city life of your life of your life morning picnic morning warning on what was to be i wish i had nancy's house where would i find a house like that and you let your city hard -- you left your city heart in san francisco high on a hill hit me with your best thing pong shot -- ping pong shot fire away my dad could make the distance in '69
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goodbye ♪ -- [bell rings] next time. supervisor chiu: thank you. next speaker please. >> mining is eugene gordon, jr. -- and my name is. usage by spokespeople for understanding content presents different framework. the stated cost qualify as a unity of some words for an
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unending times, capital currency, class rank, and factored commodity value exchange decoration profit motive enterprise market for international governments have initiated, legislators constitutional laws, historical, and non-government budgets, a short, convinced evolution design content of humanity. there are those who protest for class consciousness, work for ownership and means to production, because without tackle currency class rank, commodity value exchange markets speculation, the base of the state implies, fascist reorganization, or its collapse. this invented obligation into law defies human conscience
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intelligence technology. and then, there is international carriers in the state and historical challenges collectively, cooperative, and creativity is public ownership of means of reduction. to fortify the trust in a listen. constitutional means of labour exchange, and recognition for define basic needs. when ages sensitivities are respected. supervisor chiu: next speaker please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. head of library uses
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association. if the library citizens advisory committee, which was created by the board of supervisors, said it. it ended its run at the end of february after existing for about six years. i am proud to have been the city's first appointee to that body, and was president -- present at the first and last meetings, as well as all those in between except for one. i would like to thank supervisors mirkarimi and his predecessor, matt gonzales, under both of whom i have served as the district 5 up 20. our last motion was an alert to the supervisors about the library's very bad priorities. as of the committees last meeting in february, the library administration had proposed and advocated for a $500,000 cut in the books and materials budget. even as overall spending on
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other things was to grow by $2.2 million. i'm glad to say that thanks to this motion and additional efforts by my own group, library users association, the library withdrew its cuts. the first partially, and then, fully. that is good, but it is not good enough. the priorities that place books after other matters need to be examined very closely when you see the library budget and act on it. let me read you the resolution. "the library citizens advisory is concerned about library budget priorities, as of february 16, 2011. the budget cuts $500,000 from books and materials will increase in overall by $2.2 million and receiving a $3.3 million increase." i will read you the rest later. it was unanimously passed. supervisor chiu: thank you. next speaker.
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>> if we could put that on screen, is that possible? supervisor chiu: if we could get our overhead projector please. it should up here now. >> sunday was the one-year anniversary for the murder of senator nancy schaefer. i am asking you and my fellow americans to google nancy schaefer exposes the evil cps. michael reagan's book talks about how he was molested as a child, and he has to live with that for a long time. but it was not a government molester. what nancy schaefer found out is that child protective services is full of molesters. right now, she is crying out, according to revelations 6:10,
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"as thou not avenge my blood on the pedophiles that work for child protective services?" $40 billion go to foster homes. did you know that? if you do not do something about it, and if you do not do something about it, i hope they spit on your casket, and your family spends on you. come on. 99.999% of us can agree on this one, all right? if it says no adults allowed unless accompanied by children right here at the parks. that is a good law. we know why it is there. but when we have a government organization like the child protective services -- nancy schaefer said the letters were right. it is the cbs, but it is the child had a file services that is unaccountable. i'm waiting for the lord jesus to start hitting some lightning bolts. how far are we going to go? i know this is san francisco and
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you are on the left, ok -- [bell rings] supervisor chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> hello. this is to show you different people who live in the city. ok, now. this is what i read today. some said the -- the relationship benefit her financially. i'm here to say i was in manila town today, and we talked about social security. we need you to call dianne feinstein today. 866-251-40444.
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tell her not to cut social security. social security was created 70 years ago, and it does not affect the budget in this country. about the smartest thing they ever did was put savings bonds in social security. money should not be cut back on people to save the budget. on april 4, which is the day that martin luther king was shot in memphis, tennessee, we will be at 555 california at the world bank of america, at 4555 to say save social security, 78 years later. we are asking the public to come out on april 4 at 4:45 at 555 california and call senator feinstein that 8666-251-40444 today only to say do not cut social security because it is a big lie about that money
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affecting our government. thank you very much. we will be back to see you later. >> supervisors, i was not here earlier when you spoke on the ordinance. supervisor chiu: we do not speak about matters which have already taken public comment on, but if you to speak generally, your welcome to do that. >> i just want to say i support. there is an issue with the corridor. there has been a long-term effort.
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i have a proposal i would like to submit to our supervisor, and i would like to again state for the record that we support the zoning ordinance that would forward. supervisor chiu: are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is now closed. >> items 30 through 33 are being considered for immediate and unanimous adoption without committee reference. these items will be acted upon by a roll call vote unless a member requests discussion of an item. it will be considered separately any matter considered. supervisor chiu: would anybody
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like to sever any of these items? supervisor wiener: 33. supervisor chiu: on the balance of the calendar, roll call vote. >> on items 30 and 31, avalos absent. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. farrell aye. kim aye. mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. there are 11 ayes. supervisor chiu: those resolutions are adopted. i think he said items 30 and 31. we also would have included 32. >> that is correct. supervisor chiu: calis, for 32, can we do the same house, same call? item 33.
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>> item 33, a resolution calling for the protection of safely produced and well managed youth events in san francisco. supervisor wiener: thank you. i introduced this resolution last week to coincide with a joint hearing of youth commission and entertainment commission related to the need in this city to have nighttime entertainment outlets for young people. those events have been under a lot of pressure lately. unfortunately, sometimes in san francisco, when there are problems with big events, our immediate instinct or reaction is to end the event, rather than work to keep them and make them safe. the hearing was absolutely tremendous, and i think there were 300 or 400 young people who showed up and spoke before the joint hearing, and they were incredibly articulate, and the importance that these events play in their lives and
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development as young in coming to city hall in speaking about this important issue, and i look forward to a conversation about how we make san francisco a place to come and live their lives and seek these kinds of outlets, so i asked you for your support on this resolution. thank you. president chiu: colleagues, can we take this motion, same house, same call? that is adopted. it is now 4:00. why do we not move to items 22 through 25. clerk calvillo: items 22 through 25, item number 22, emotion affirming the certification by
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the planning commission of the final environmental impact report for the 350 mission street project. item 24 is a motion reversing the certification, and item 25 is a motion directing the clerk of the board to prepare findings. president chiu: these will be continued until april 12. can i have a motion? a motion from the supervisor and a second. is there anyone who has come to speak on the 350 mission? we will be coming back on april 12 to also discuss this. so is there anyone here who wants to comment on 350 mission? and is there any public comment on whether we should continue this item until the 12th? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, without objection? these items will be continued until april 12. [gavel]
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but madam clerk, could you please read the 4:00 special order in regard to parkmerced? clerk calvillo: a hearing a person is interested in, or objecting to the decision of the planning commission's february 10, 2011, certification of the final environmental impact report for the parkmerced project, item 27, a motion affirming the certification, item 28, a motion reversing the certification of the planning commission of the final environmental impact, and item 29, in motion directing the clerk of the board to prepare findings for the parkmerced. president chiu: this is about the parkmerced project, and we
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all have copies of the final eir. as required under chapter 31 of the administrative code, the appeals have been consolidated 41 hearing. we will first hear from the appellants who have up to 20 minutes in total to explain the grounds for the appeal, and what i would suggest is that each appellant to take up to five minutes, unless you would like to divide it up differently. i will be calling the appellants in the order of which we received the appeals, and that would be first from the park merced, the coalition, and others. after we hear from the appellants, we will take public comment from individuals. each speaker will have up to two minutes. we will then hear from the real
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party interests, who will have up to 20 minutes to present. we will then hear from individuals who want to speak on behalf of the project sponsor, and then, finally, appellants will have up to six minutes to be used as the parties see fit. colleagues, any objections to proceeding in this way? and as we all know, if folks want to ask questions of any of the parties at the podium, please indicate that on the roster. why do i not ask supervisor elsbernd, who is the supervisor of that district, if he has any comments? you do not. first, from the coalition to save parkmerced? >> my name is julian. [bell \ -- [bell] president chiu: apologies. that was not five minutes.
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you can speak again. >> good afternoon. my name is jolene. i speak from the coalition to save parkmeerced. -- parkmerced. two supervisors recused themselves q2 conflicts of interests, specifically having received campaign donations in the past. once again, we respectfully request that these two supervisors recused themselves from voting on any item dealing with this project today and in the future. president chiu: actually, if i could hold your time for one moment, i understand a city attorney has looked at this, and there is no conflict of interest? >> that is correct. >> may i rebut that?
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president chiu: you can say whatever you want in your five minutes. >> this is being investigated. if i may continue, i go to the appeal of the eir, which fails to totally address the significant cumulative and unmitigated environmental impacts brought on by the parkmerced project, including the campus expansion plan and the 800 brother would way project plan. the san francisco city planners and commissioners have failed to put into context the following significant cumulative and unmitigated impacts. impact number one is the destruction of over 1500 rent- controlled buildings, the displacement of 10,000 renters to be replaced with a minimum of 9000 luxury high-rise in units.
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number two, building a commercial retail shopping district, luxury hotels on 19th avenue, museums along a boulevard, and art centers along lake merced boulevard. impact number three is the destruction of habitat and tranquillity along parkmerced and at 800 brotherhood way.
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we ask that the board's vote to reverse this for the eir. there is a mass of carbon footprint that will be left by the project. thank you, mr. president. president chiu: thank you. mr. barack's? >> good afternoon. this is very, very simple because this is a very simple issue.
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this does not have the dates, but i had to write it in. this is very easy to understand. the existing homes start way down here at the bottom of this graph. starting at the beginning of the installation of the project, as you can see, these will produce a lot more greenhouse gases at the beginning of the project. they do not start lowering the greenhouse gases until you reach
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around the year 2036. that is 24 years of increase emissions. president chiu: let's hear from the coalition. >> the planning commission should be limited to 10 minutes. i would just jump into this. president chiu: i will say for the record that the various parties, we do what we always do your at the board. >> all right. starting at the five minute mark. >> i want to start right out
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from the beginning. my name is mitchell. i am with the coalition. what is the standard that we are looking at today. there is the informational document and the correctness of it. i believe we should be candid, honest, straightforward, direct, and transparent. right off of that, the eir fails to meet the standards. first, there's the demolition of the rent-controlled products. this is not an impact to be studied. this is not -- this is an attempt to downplay an obvious take the issue. there is the state law housing definition. this is like saying i do not
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have a flat tire because i have a spare in the truck. some of these people will get replacement homes. some of them may not, but they are all being displaced. the eir fails to recognize the very human impact by simply denying this is occurring. the eir claims there is no displacement also because the replacement housing will have a rent control on it. likewise, the assessment that the demolition is not an impact also rests on the fact that the new housing will have a rent control on it. there are two key underpinnings that rely on this, but there is a serious question. response from planning has been completely irresponsive, and all that they do in the eir is repeat that it is going to be this way because it says so. meanwhile, the whole time this has been going on,